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MoneySmart: Rookie for educators

This is a suite of resources about making smart financial decisions in six situations where a young person assumes full adult responsibility for the first time. These include buying a car, borrowing money, owning a mobile phone, moving out of home, shopping online, and managing their first job. Resources for each situation ...

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MoneySmart: Could I live smaller?

This is a year 9 English unit of work about living more sustainably in today's consumer society. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit consists of eight student activities supported by teacher notes. Activities include constructing a mind map about consumerism; completing a learning log and a spending diary; investigating ...

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MoneySmart: teens talk money

This is a year 10 English unit of work about investigating financial and consumer issues that affect young people and presenting them as a TV talk show. Intended to take about ten hours, the unit consists of seven student activities supported by teacher notes. Activities include researching topics such as part-time employment, ...

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MoneySmart: money makes the world go around

This is a video animation about how money's increasing invisibility affects young people and why the teaching and learning of financial and consumer literacy is important. The video presents statistics on 12 to 24 year olds in debt; young people who rarely pay their credit card balance each month; 10 to 17 year olds who ...

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MoneySmart: teens and consumer issues

This is a video in which secondary students recount their experiences with mobile phones. They explain why they chose a contract or a prepaid plan for their phone and the advantages and disadvantages of each; describe how they accrued excess charges by downloading too much data, or didn't get full value from their prepaid ...

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MoneySmart: professional learning

This is a collection of ten teacher professional development videos about how children and young people deal with consumer, business and finance issues and why financial literacy programs in schools are important. One video in the series presents telling statistics on the financial transactions of 10 to 24 year olds. Three ...

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MoneySmart: classroom resources

This is a collection of seven videos about financial and consumer issues that affect young people. Five of the videos show young people dealing with the mistakes they have made in maxing out their credit cards, buying a car, moving out of home, taking their first job, or shopping online. The secondary school simulation ...